Berlin Film Festival To Honor Meryl Streep

"Meryl Streep is a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles," festival director says.

By Access Hollywood
|  Monday, Jan 2, 2012  |  Updated 2:09 PM PDT
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Berlin Film Festival To Honor Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep to be honored at a screening of her latest movie, "The Iron Lady."

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Meryl Streep is to be honored for her wide-ranging career at this year's Berlin film festival.

Festival organizers said Monday that the 62-year-old Streep will be presented with an honorary Golden Bear, the event's top award, on Feb. 14.

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Festival director Dieter Kosslick says that "Meryl Streep is a brilliant, versatile performer who moves with ease between dramatic and comedic roles."

The two-time Oscar winner will be honored at a screening of her latest movie, "The Iron Lady," in which she plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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The festival also will screen older Streep films, including "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "Sophie's Choice."

The Berlin event, the first of the year's major European film festivals, takes place Feb. 9-19.

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